Another woman has accused the Democratic Senator Al Franken of having tampered with her without his consent, a testimony made this Monday in the CNN network that adds to the journalist Leeann Tweeden, who last week reported another abuse, allegedly occurred in 2006. The difference is that the new episode, which Franken claims not to remember, corresponds to 2010, a year in which he was already a legislator.
More information a journalist accuses Senator Dem Ócrata Al Franken to kiss her and touch her without her consent the woman, Lindsey Menz, of Texas, tells that Franken touched her butt
while her sea Ido took a picture of them at the Minnesota State Fair when she was 26 years old. Menz was in the event also accompanied by his father, who was sponsoring the exhibitor of a local radio and, according to recount, spent the morning seeing several politicians and elected officials, such as Franken, natural of that state. At the time of the photograph, the senator shook it against himself in an excessive and strange way, says the woman, and grabbed her from behind.
In a statement of reply sent to CNN, Franken, who was comic in the past, explains that it takes thousands of photographs surrounded by people at the fair and, of course, does not remember Menz. "I am sorry that Miss Menz felt that our interaction was not respectful," she adds.
The indictment takes place within the framework of a wave of testimonies of women who relate their experiences as victims of harassment or abuse in the fields of spectacle or politics. The U.S. Congress admitted at a hearing last week that sexual harassment is a serious and present problem among legislators and announced that it would introduce compulsory training against harassment and discrimination to all its staff.